Chinese-born choreographer Shen Wei began his association with ADF as a student at the Guangdong Modern Dance Academy as part of our first linkage program in Guangzhou, China (1987). The students who participated in the three-year program went on to form China’s first modern dance company, the Guangdong Modern Dance Company. Subsequently, we invited Shen Wei to participate in our International Choreographers Commissioning Program in 1995, and in 2000, he formed his own company at ADF. Each year since then, ADF has presented his work at the festival and has commissioned him to create and premiere a total of 13 new works at the Festival to critical acclaim.
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Shen Wei Dance Arts returns to celebrate 80 years of ADF with an opening night performance of Near the Terrace (2000) and the world premiere of Collective Measures on Thursday, June 13th at the Durham Performing Arts Center. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the ADF website. After the performance, please join us for our Opening Night Fête.